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Operating system dependant bug in SRS ?

Guy Bottu gbottu at ben.vub.ac.be
Thu Nov 6 10:48:54 EST 1997

SRS 5 shows some curious and unpleasant misbehaviour :
when I do a search in the EMBL databank and select one or more
"Include in list" checkboxes, the first entry appears correct, but
after the name of the second entry everything is blank.
wgetz at the command line displays a Segmentation fault message.
The view manager gives an entirely empty screen.
This misbehaviour occurs with EMBL, but not with GENBANK, SWISSPROT
or PIR. Furthermore, I checked all the public SRS 5 servers and found
that only some show the same problem :
Institut Pasteur, SEQNET, OUMBCD, Weizmann Institute and of course
Others do not have the problem :
Peking University, Sanger Centre and WEHI

I wonder if there is the problem is not dependant on some detail in
the icarus code and on the operating system. It would be intersting
if we knew the operating systems on which all these SRS servers are
running. I will send this message as E-mail to the SRS server managers.

We at BEN are using OSF/1 4.0

	Guy Bottu

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